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coon (niger) poem type recital. Odd that they recorded this.
This audio is part of the collection: 78 RPMs & Cylinder Recordings
It also belongs to collection: Music & Arts
Artist/Composer: Edward Sterling Wright
Keywords: Cylinder; popular; acoustic; 1910s
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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|Edward Sterling Wright - In de mornin' & Jes gib him one ob mine 1914||
|coon - The watermelon trust 1906||
Subject: Odd that they recorded this? Not at all.
In de mornin' is deliberately done in the vernacular of antebellum slavery days and speaks about a wife or mother trying to wake a reluctant husband or child... and Jes gib him one ob mine is beautifully written and spoken. Not odd at all that a historical recording would be done to capture a moment in time. We may not be comfortable with the way of speaking ("slave speech") but a very educated and creative man, Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote it deliberately that way to represent a certain time and a very educated and talented man, Edward Sterling Wright performed it.